Precious Stones for Curative Wear: and Other Remedial Uses: Likewise Nobler Metals. William Thomas FERNIE, M. D.
Precious Stones for Curative Wear: and Other Remedial Uses: Likewise Nobler Metals.

Precious Stones for Curative Wear: and Other Remedial Uses: Likewise Nobler Metals.

London: John Wright & Co., 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. xx + 486pp (+ iipp adverts). Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and upper board, blind border and publisher's device on upper board, errata page. The first edition of this work which discusses the history, biblical significance, myths, folklore and curative powers of precious stones and a number of precious metals, and includes sections on Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Garnet, Topaz, Amethyst, Jasper, Opal, Turquoise, Coral, Pearl, Lodestone, Amber, Moonstone, Toadstone, Adderstone, Jet, & Eagle Stone; and the metals: Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead and Tin, Iron and Zinc, among many others. Light shelf wear, spine a bit faded and very slightly canted, spine ends and rear upper corner very lightly bruised, page edges darkened and lightly foxed, pages lightly toned with some flecking to the preliminaries. Overall a nice tight & clean VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Scarce in First edition. Item #68751

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